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Eric L. Hume, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Philadelphia VAH
Director of Quality and Safety Dept Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662 3340
Fax: 215-222-8853
BA (Chemistry )
University of Rochester, 1974.
SUNY, Upstate Medical Center, 1978.
Post-Graduate Training
General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1978-1979.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1979-1983.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Recertification, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Interdisciplinary work aimed at lowering perioperative and post-acute readmission risk for hip and knee arthroplasty patients supporting two large hip and knee bundles, BPCI and IBC, and developing orthopaedic surgery department wide quality and safety culture as Orthopaedic Surgery Director Quality and Safety .

Description of Research Expertise

Hip arthroplasty alternate bearing Ceramic on Ceramic
Depuy studies ongoing
FDA IDE 1996 to 2003 leading to FDA approval in US

Selected Publications

Bernstein J, Bernstein JJ, Mehta S, Hume EL, Schenker ML, Ahn J. : Defining the Key Parts of a Procedure: Implications for Overlapping Surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 26(6): 142-147, 2018.

Hume EL, Lacko HS and Piscitello J: Hip and Knee Arthoplasty Care Pathways: Process Improvement and Methods Increase Quality and Lower Cost. U Penn Orthopaedic J 28, 2018.

Mitchell MD, Betesh JS, Ahn J, Hume EL, Mehta S, Umscheid CA. : Transfusion Thresholds for Major Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Arthroplasty. Jul 2017.

Hume E, Finnah P, Fang M, Kosseim L. : Value Driven Readmission Mitigation for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Penn Medicine. UPOJ 27, June 2017.

Elkassabany NM, Abraham D, Huang S, Kase B, Pio F, Hume E, Israelite C, Liu J.: Patient education and anesthesia choice for total knee arthroplasty. Patient Educ Couns. April 2017.

Hume, Kamath, Levin, Paris, Ward, Wandling: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety 9 Disease management and Multidisciplinary patient care 9.14 Orthopaedic Surgery. America College of Surgery Page: 158, 2017.

Bernstein J, Weintraub S, Hume E, Neuman MD, Kates SL, Ahn J. : The New APGAR SCORE: A Checklist to Enhance Quality of Life in Geriatric Patients with Hip Fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 99(14), 2017.

Dattilo J, Gittings D, Sloan M, Charette R, Hume E, Lee GC. : 'Hot Joints' infection protocol reduces unnecessary post-operative re-admissions following total hip and knee arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 99B(12): 1603-1610, 2017.

Friedman JM, Couso R, Kitchens M, Vakhshori V, Hillin CD, Wu CH, Steere J, Ahn J, Hume E. : Benign heart murmurs as a predictor for complications following total joint arthroplasty. J Ortho 14(4): 470-474. 2017.

Elkassabany NM, Abraham D, Huang S, Kase B, Pio F, Hume E, Israelite C, Liu J. : Patient education and anesthesia choice for total knee arthroplasty. Patient Educ Couns. 100(9): 1709-1713. 2017.

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